Wednesday, February 29, 2012

School Picnic

How many people normally come to your school picnic? Well, we had over 600 kids come to ours. We were lucky we had a sunny day, after all the rain the previous day. 4/4

Once we got to the reserve I rushed down to the new and improved sandy beach and dipped my feet into the water. It was nice and cold. I wished I had my togs with me.

Running over to the clay rock I started scraping it. Soon I had enough clay to make a pot. As I shaped the clay my hands kept getting dirtier and dirtier.

I had lots of fun at the picnic. It was very tiring though.  

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Mornings

I am learning to write an introduction that hooks in my audience. Here are 3 versions. Which Monday Morning introduction do you like best and why?

1.“Leave me alone!” I shouted at my brother as I slowly woke up. It was so early in the morning I could hardly open my eyes! When I finally got up, I nearly drifted back to sleep again when I sat down.

2. I was sleeping very well when suddenly the annoying sound of the alarm clock woke me up. Pretending to get up I slowly touched the ground an pulled myself up.

3. Did you know that I have to wake up approximately 40 Mondays out of 52 just for school. Also kids NEED about 9 -10 hours of sleep. That probably means kids need to go to school at 7 - 8’ o clock.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I like puppies

But I don’t like their mess.

I like big waves

But I don’t like getting bowled over.

I like collecting pipi’s
But I don’t like eating them.

I like summer
But I don’t like winter.

I like school
But I don’t like getting up.

I like reading
But I don’t like maths.

I like cats
But I don’t like insects

I like sewing
But I don’t like knitting.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ruatapu's Revenge

I have been reading the journal story Ruatapu’s Revenge retold by Hone Taumaunu. In the end Ruatapu turns into a taniwha, and Piakea rides on a whale to find a new land - Aotearoa.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

How To Find Legal Images

Do you know how to find legal images???

1. Search for your keyword in Google.

2. Click on images and then go to advanced search.

3. Click on " Only images labeled for reuse" and press search.

4. Then all the pictures that your allowed to use are there.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Uretiti Beach

“Finally!” We had arrived at Uretiti camping ground! It was near a gorgeous beach.

Soon we got to go to the beach. Running up the sand dune, I could hear the waves crashing against the shore. “Hey! Wait up!” said my brother from a distance. I just ignored him and continued up the sand dune.

As I got closer and closer to the water, the more I wanted to jump in. Diving into the water, a shiver went up my spine. It was quite cold. My cousin brang his board with him so we could catch a ride into shore from the waves.

After playing on the board, my dad and I started diving for pipis. We found a great spot full of them. As I dug my foot into the sand I felt a little prick. I quickly dived down and grabbed it while trying to get away from the wave.

It had been a wonderful day out at the beach. Around 7’o, clock we had to go back to the caravan. I hoped that we could go tomorrow.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Class, New Year!

This year I am a year 6 in room 17. My teacher is Miss Garden. We also have another teacher which is helping us. Her name is Miss Thompson. Even thought I'm in a different class I still have most of my old  friends with me!